Sony BMG Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales team cut staff and said it would close four field offices as the recently formed company internally announced its new organizational structure.

The company will shutter its Seattle, Dallas, New York and Detroit offices, and staff in those markets will work out of their homes. Although staffers were cut, the number couldn't be determined at press time.

According to a letter sent to employees, the U.S. Sales team has been reconfigured into four divisions -- field sales, label relations, retail catalog/digital/video and retail marketing -- all reporting to Jordan Katz, president U.S. Sales. Katz reports to Thomas Hesse, president of Sony BMG Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales.

The field fales division will include Colin Willis, senior VP of the national rack group; VP of field sales Denny Kennedy, who will oversee national accounts; and Laurel Polson, who will oversee local accounts.

The retail marketing division will be overseen by senior VP Barry Levine, and will include newly named VP of national marketing Lynne Poole, who previously was VP of field sales. Anthony Ellis will serve as VP of urban marketing.

Meanwhile, executive VP of operations and finance Dennis Kooker, who reports to Hesse, will oversee all aspects of finance and market analysis for the combined group. Areas. Executives reporting directly to Kooker include: VP of finance for U.S. sales Neil Carfora; VP of finance for global digital and new business initiatives Chris Gobalakrishna; VP of finance Sheldra Khahaifa who will have responsibility for certain core label finance activities, as well as overseeing sales and inventory accounting; VPs of finance Steven Feline and John Sheehan. They are overseeing various projects concerning digital sales and financial reporting, U.S. royalty systems integration and an inventory initiative.

Senior VP of market and sales analysis Tom Glaser will also report to Kooker, while senior VP of finance John Spielberger will head special projects.